The Department for Culture Media and Sport is consulting on the European Commission's proposal for a Creative Europe programme 17186/11 in order to inform the UK Government's approach to negotiations in 2012.
The European Commission has published a proposal for a new “Creative Europe” programme for the period 2014-2020. The new programme would replace the current Culture, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus programmes which will end in December 2013.
The proposed new programme would have three strands:
- A cross-sectoral strand for all the cultural and creative sectors, including a new financial facility and support for transnational policy co-operation and innovative cross-sectoral actions;
- A Culture strand for the cultural and creative sectors; and
- A MEDIA strand for the audiovisual sector.
The Culture and MEDIA strands are successors to the current Culture and MEDIA/MEDIA Mundus programmes respectively. The cross-sectoral strand is new. The Commission considers that bringing the existing programmes together in this way will allow for further administrative simplification, better branding of projects funded through the programme and more scope for cross-sectoral measures